Nel Begley vocals Nick Fitch guitar, Roz MacDonald bass and Eliot Richards sax
Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest vocalist the jazz world has ever heard. Her extraordinary diction, timing, sense of swing and all round joie de vivre meant that her versions of hundreds of great songs were the definitive ones. The songbooks of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin had no finer interpreter.
The Natural Abbitat Big Band Big Band is run by Leeds College of Music alumnus Abbie Finn and has established itself in the city as one of the best big bands. Over 20 members strong, it is an exciting ensemble with a big sound and a big ambition.
Trumpets - Michael Cavanagh, Sam Baker, Euan Ronaldson, Archie Batty.
Saxes - Matt Richardson, Joe Dooley, Harry Keeble, Karen Hirabayashi, Adam Kelly.
Trombones - Danny Barley...
@Seven_Arts @LeedsMusic @sevenjazzleeds Natural Abbitat Big Band this Sunday at Seven Arts..
RT @marlenarose123: @sevenjazzleeds watching @NelBegley give a flawless vocal of Ella tunes https://t.co/sJ1Fg9Pm39
@sevenjazzleeds watching @NelBegley give a flawless vocal of Ella tunes https://t.co/sJ1Fg9Pm39
@NelBegley sings Ella Fitzgerald @sevenjazzleeds @InkwellArts today from 1.30. Do come along and join us! Great food available too.
RT @sevenjazzleeds: Watch Jason Rebello's version of "Blackbird!. More of this on Thursday @Seven_Arts https://t.co/lCxuZ9t6mU. Tickets htt…
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